Daily Phonics

Children in Reception class, Year One and Year Two have daily phonics lessons where they learn how to read and write different sounds. From Year One onwards they also learn that sounds can be written in lots of different ways and some sets of letters can make different sounds!

They also learn to read and write 'tricky' words.

Below is a link to daily phonics lessons that is similar to what we have been doing in school.

Please watch the parents video (further down the home page on the link) as it explains some of the terms we use when teaching phonics

  • grapheme - how a sound is written
  • phoneme - a unit of sound
  • digraph - 2 letters making one sound eg ai  or
  • triagraph - 3 letters making one sound eg igh   ure
  • split diagraph - (you might know it as the magic 'e') a_e like in make or cake


Please get in touch with your child's teacher if you'd like advice on which series of lessons would be best for your child.

We cannot emphasise enough how important phonics is in helping your child learn to read and write.

To help with this we have found lots of reading books that practise phonics which you can access on line. Click on the following link to find lots of reading books, some of them your children might recognise. These are suitable for all children who are not yet on free readers (Reception, Year 1, Year 2, some of Year 3 and 4)




You should see the following instructions:


How to access free Collins Big Cat ebooks

Access 330+ free KS1 ebooks from our primary reading programme

Go to Collins Connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter: 

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20! 

and click Login.

If you are not sure which colour your child is on then please you get in touch with your child’s teacher and they can point you in the right direction.